Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerCBS Passing along some NFL news: #Vikings assistant Mike Singletary interviewed with the #Rams this week for def coordinator job, per source.
My first reaction is the "scheme fit" issue that the Rams cited as why Rob Ryan didn't work out is all but proven bogus, since Singletary's history as a coach is primarily in the 3-4 as well.
Then again, maybe Mike's more willing to coach a 4-3 scheme with a staff that's already been assembled for him than Rob was.
This per NFL.com
Mike Singletary was one of 13 candidates the Chicago Bears didn't hire during their marathon head-coaching search. He's not ready to give up his quest to move back up the NFL personnel ladder.
Singletary -- currently the Minnesota Vikings' linebackers coach -- met with the St. Louis Rams about their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com.
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Prior to joining the Vikings last season, Singletary spent three seasons as head coach of the San Francisco *****. He was fired late in 2010 and replaced by Jim Harbaugh, who's led the Niners to the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl in back-to-back years.
Singletary was a Hall of Fame linebacker with the Bears, but has never been a defensive coordinator in the NFL. His Q rating took a hit during the end of his run in San Francisco, but catching on with the Rams would certainly send his career back in the right direction.
I hope not. MS's intensity served him well as a player but , as a coach, there's a line between inspirational and disruptive. I don't think he knows that. He clashed with everyone in SF, especially high-strung but talented kids like Davis and Coffee.Iirc, Coffee quit the NFL altogether.Is that who we want working with Jenkins, et al on a daily basis? SF's run D was great during his tenure but the DBs were a mess that he never fixed. I'd prefer someone with some pass D cred and gamecalling skills as well as a good teacher. I don't see any of that in Singletary.
He coached a 3-4 in SF, but if I'm not mistaken, he played in a 4-3 throughout his career.
From Buddy Ryan's son to Buddy Ryan's LB. Why not go get Buddy Ryan instead? He's only 81.
The guys an idiot, but at this time I dont even care. Whatever the hell Jeff wants to do is what he's going to do.
AS Long as sexy rexy never steps on the field for the rams I don't care if its buddy Ryan's best friend from high schools long as its not Rex Ryan.
I think my biggest concern with a guy like Singletary is that he'd view the DC position as a mere stepping stone to getting another HC gig. While any quality coordinator can be a HC target, I'd rather have someone who, at the end of the day, would be fine being a career DC.
If I'm not mistaken, Fisher and Singletary played together so I'm not surprised he got an interview, but he would not be my choice for Rams DC.
The conspiracy theorist in me says, even though the Rooney Rule does not yet apply to coordinators that may change during this off-season and the Rams may want to look good early. This may be coming from the front office. I still prefer Dick Jauron for purely football reasons.
I really don't care who we hire I will support whatever Fisher and Snead do